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Message 1259269 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 6:43:54 UTC

Shiny new thread, please continue. And if it isn't obvious, say which game your post relates to.


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Message 1259294 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 9:29:32 UTC - in response to Message 1259269.

Thank you Gary.


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Message 1259455 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 16:47:34 UTC

Looks like we've had some negative feedback on Julie's rule change for the Word Link game.

I thought the ~ (tilda) added clarity to some of the posts, and sometimes a little commentray seemed appropriate, especially if the connection to the previous word was not obvious to some of us.

But like I said earlier, it's Julie's thread, I can play by the new rule.


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Message 1259483 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:20:50 UTC

Thanx Donald:) Some people will be less annoyed now.



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Message 1259486 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:23:39 UTC - in response to Message 1259483.

I think we are lucky to have Julie’s wise council.

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Message 1259496 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:31:09 UTC - in response to Message 1259486.

I think we are lucky to have Julie’s wise council.


Lol:)

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Message 1259510 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:47:04 UTC

I admit to using the ~ but it felt wrong.

If a word is not an obvious match I google it and have only found one time when I could see no link.

I like the change.


"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."

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Message 1259516 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:51:14 UTC

That's good to hear Bernie:)



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Message 1260022 - Posted: 13 Jul 2012, 22:14:29 UTC

Getting hairy in there, I iz staying away ....

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Message 1260090 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 1:18:44 UTC

Tilde this. I think the original intent was for compound words, those that are a single entry in the dictionary but are also two individual words, hyphenated or not. I think the intent was to show which word was the one being posted, the other being the previous post. A sort of not only can I post one word, but I got two words in one flourish.

Maybe some examples:

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hand > ~full -- full doesn't really flow from hand, even though "handful" (note spelling difference) is a word.

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soup > ~bowl -- bowl only flows through "soup bowl"

acceptable
soup > ~kitchen -- kitchen does flow from soup and "soup kitchen" also

Unfortunately I don't know how to reduce this to a simple rule, if Julie was of a mind to allow it.


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Message 1260142 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 5:03:14 UTC
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The tilde is unnecessary.

In each of your examples the link is obvious, but maybe a little devious.
It is up to the person following to establish their own links between the words, and not be spoon-fed in a given direction. The real art is find a new word that will force the next person into a blind alley.


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Message 1260224 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 10:26:29 UTC - in response to Message 1260142.
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The tilde is unnecessary.

In each of your examples the link is obvious, but maybe a little devious.
It is up to the person following to establish their own links between the words, and not be spoon-fed in a given direction. The real art is find a new word that will force the next person into a blind alley.


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"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."

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Message 1260243 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 11:30:12 UTC
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100% agree. Us adults know the score, let the kids squabble amongst themselves ........

Wonder if the politically correct police will allow U-Boat? Hmmm ...

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Message 1260286 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 13:24:33 UTC

Try it and see ;-)


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Message 1260287 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 13:28:37 UTC

Hiyah Rob!

I did too, and waddya know, it slipped through ... ;-))

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Message 1260328 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 15:25:49 UTC

I thought it was fun watching other peoples thought processes. That is now gone.




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Message 1260330 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 15:29:09 UTC - in response to Message 1260328.
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I thought it was fun watching other peoples thought processes. That is now gone.

Yeah, what fun a Pshrink might have reviewing the Word-link threads. Or some of the TLPTPW threads. (8{)

I enjoyed many of the (asides) and (explanations), but I can still enjoy the game without them.
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Message 1260548 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 4:37:34 UTC

Wondering how Vic got mirror out of "looking glass tree"
Noun: Large evergreen tree of India and Burma whose leaves are silvery beneath


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Message 1260572 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 5:49:00 UTC
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To be fair I would have said the same thing. And why multiple words for the last few posts. Or is this an anti-anti tilde protest?

Edit~ Is every word now going to be googled before a person can play?


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Message 1260599 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 9:53:05 UTC - in response to Message 1260572.

To be fair I would have said the same thing. And why multiple words for the last few posts. Or is this an anti-anti tilde protest?

Edit~ Is every word now going to be googled before a person can play?



I thought it was "WORD" link, single linked words. I may be wrong as I have never seen the "rules". However it is really not a challenge to post more than one word.

Looking glass tree, should have been just Tree, that would have got people thinking and is exactly the point of the game.
"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."

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